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Hotel Relais Il Cestello

#112 of 418 Hotels in Florence
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Piazza del Cestello 9, 50120, Florence, Italy
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was perfect. It was a 15-20 minute walk from anything that you wanted to do in the city. The staff was very, very pleasant. They helped with dinner reservations, taking our picture, and someone is there 24/7 (not like the other places we've stayed in Italy). Overall, great stay.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

This was a very friendly, clean and quiet hotel with a lovely breakfast. The owner was helpful and spoke excellent English.if you have a car it will be very expensive to park and you'll have quite a walk to your nearest parking garage. What we did was drive to the free car park at Scandicci and got the tram back... More 

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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This hotel has excellent friendly staff, is super clean and is in a very good location. It is within walking distance of all the main sites and very close to the vibrant area of San Spirito piazza where you can find traditional Italian restaurants and a traditional local vibe. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This hotel certainly was not bad, but the male owner (not sure but I think he is the owner) was very rude. When we checked in we got a room assigned with non-functioning toilet. We immediately notified the owner and he got very mad at us. Het dragged our luggage to the lobby and shouted that we should seek another... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This small hotel has a great location within short walking distance both of the historical centre and the charming area around Piazza Santo Spirito, where you will find the best atmosphere and some of the best restaurants in the city. The hotel is also just a few minutes walk from La Carraia, where you get the best gelato in town... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Loved the location as it was close to everything we needed. It was far enough from the hustle and bustle of the noisy & popular Puente Vecchio bridge & close enough to walk to it. The metro was a 10 minute walk away. I enjoyed the light breakfasts each morning. The staff was like family. Our room was comfortable and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We recently stayed here for one night and cannot fault it. A lovely room, spotlessly clean and friendly, helpful staff. Our room looked out over the river and whilst there was some noise from the restaurant outside, it did not prevent us from sleeping. No complaints about breakfast. An enjoyable stay and we would stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A lovely welcome and excellent service from the staff at this little hotel. My room was small and clean with high ceilings; ideal for one person. Bathroom was clean, the shower cubicle was small so a taller/wider person might struggle. My room was along the corridor from reception so it was noisy sometimes, depending on other guests, but not for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We picked this hotel as it is very central to all the points of interests, even though the rates were slightly high. The hotel is within 10 mins walk from Florence train station, very easily reached and its facing river Arno. First impression was small and homely feel. It was not busy so the staff promptly checked us in. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stayed here over Easter , a family of three. The location is great just 10/15 minutes to the Ponte Vecchio and centre of Florence. It is set in a small square facing the river. We had a room towards the back of the hotel on the first floor. It was very comfortable, with a lovely bathroom, shower etc. The... More 

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Santo Spirito / San Frediano
A warm evening with a cocktail in your hand and great company is the ideal way to experience Piazza Santo Spirito; the area is busiest at sunset for happy hour. Visitors cannot hide their astonishment sitting on the staircase under the Basilica of Santo Spirito, and they cannot help but stare at the architectural masterpieces like Bianca Cappello House, Fontana dello Sprone and San Frediano in Cestello and Santa Maria delle Carmine churches. Tourists and Florentines alike join up in the area between Santo Spirito and San Frediano, connecting the Tuscan soul to the international spirit permeating the city.
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